Seven full days of eating a vegan diet. I did it! No eggs, milk, cheese, whey, cheeseburgers or ice-cream. Just like I said after one full day of vegan eating, it wasn’t that hard to go a full week.
Some things I noticed…
Things taste reeaallly good. I used to see foodie tweets and Instagrams and didn’t understand why people felt the need to share every flipping meal that they eat. I get it now. Not that I’m going to start doing that, but, I now understand how excited that person is about their lunch. Eating real food makes a happy feeling similar to runner’s high.
My belly is less bloated. My pants are already feeling looser. *LIKE!!*
I’ve had some good workouts. I did a long 3000 yards in the pool last week, and a relatively zippy 10 miler on Saturday.
People are genuinely interested and supportive. I’ve had quite a few people reach out to me last week offering advice and recipes. What a kind gesture! It really helps make this venture more welcoming. And thanks to Diana for making a tofu dinner item for your Packer Party, I was in a happy place!
I’m spending more quality happy time with my husband in the kitchen. We’re having a blast packing our lunches in the morning, bouncing ideas off of each other, and making sandwiches with smiley faces on them.
It’s an adventure trying to new-to-me foods. Last week I tried a rutabaga. I didn’t like it, but now I know! I also had spaghetti squash for the first time. It was odd, but I’d try it again. To add to the adventure of new foods, we tried a new restaurant called The Green Owl. It’s local, its walking distance, it has a menu full of vegan choices, and omg it was probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten while dining out.
My dog no longer begs while I’m eating. He wants nothing to do with the vegetables!
One week in, I feel like we’re off to a good start!